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Anderson County food banks and pantries.

Anderson County has several food pantries for its residents. However the locations will often be in nearby towns or even counties, so there may be some travel involved. If a center is impossible to reach, then referrals may be given to other food banks that may be closer or the homebound can inquire into Meals on Wheels.

The services available at each pantry will vary. Some will not only offer a free box of healthy groceries, but staff will often also provide food stamp application assistance to the low income. They can also refer clients to USDA commodities or other government aid, including WIC vouchers. So many resources may be provided by an Anderson County pantry.

Pantries will often have other items to pass out. This may be basic household goods or pots and pans for a kitchen or hygiene items. Other holiday help may be administered too. So numerous programs are offered.

AIM Food Pantry
Main address - 1202 S. Murray Street
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 226-2273
Emergency boxes of food and groceries can be passed out.

Clemson Community Care
105 Anderson HWY
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
(864) 653-4460
This covers both Anderson County and other areas of Clemson. A pantry is on site. There is also a  Secret Santa Christmas program for meals and toys, school supplies, and applications to SNAP food stamps at the non-profit.

God's Pantry Warehouse - Fountain Inn
Referrals only (864) 963-4441





Piedmont Emergency Relief Center
Location is 3 Main St.
Piedmont, SC 29673
Phone - (864) 845-5535
A free food bank is on site. Rice, meats, dairy, and more is offered in a crisis.

AID Upstate
(864) 250-0607
Food, medical care, and other support is only for HIV and AIDs impacted families.

United Ministries of Clinton supports parts of Anderson
500 Academy ST
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 938-9070

New Life Philadelphia Center
Main address is 700 E Shockley Ferry RD
Anderson, SC 29624
Clients include single parents, homeless teens, and survivors of domestic violence. Free food, hot meals, educational support, and budgeting is available.

Messiah Lutheran Church
1100 Log Shoals RD
Mauldin, South Carolina 29662
(864) 963-4441

First Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville (phone (864) 963-4441), Mount Cowell Fellowship Hall in Joanna (phone - (864) 963-4441), Sharon United Methodist Church (phone (864) 963-4441), Old Pilgrim Baptist Church (phone (864) 963-4441) all have pantries as well. They only cover small portions of Anderson County as most of their operations are targeted at other regions.





Anderson Crisis Pregnancy Center
Address is 401 West Whitner St.
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
Call (864) 231-0077 for intake.
There may be referrals and information on food and other support for pregnant teens. They can learn where to get formula from, counseling, or goods such as diapers.

Salvation Army - Anderson
112 Tolly ST
Anderson, SC 29624
For information, dial (864) 225-7381

Good Neighbor Cupboard
313 South Towers St.
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
Telephone - (864) 224-1701
Hot meals, Home delivery, and a free food bank is on site for low income and less fortunate families.

For more details, call 803-254-4432. There are many other pantries and programs in Anderson, ranging from Senior Brown Bags to weekend snacks for children and Thanksgiving/Christmas meals.



By Jon McNamara

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